Considering that Ian Schrager was our cover subject for the February/March edition of Haute Living New York, it should come as no surprise that we are big fans of his projects, so when we get word that new ventures, big or small, are on the horizon for the Godfather of Nightlife, we can’t wait to spread the word.
Such is the case with today’s news that Maialino Executive Chef Nick Anderer has revamped the menus for Rose Bar, Jade Bar, and in-room dining at Schrager’s Gramercy Park Hotel.
New menu items are not always cause for celebration, but when they come from the likes of Anderer and Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, our mouths started salivating while perusing the press release. As any good New Yorker in the know can tell you, Chef Anderer has been earning nonstop ink since opening Maialino, the Roman-style trattoria located at Schrager’s hotel, with Meyer back in December.
So what kind of treats has Anderer cooked up for hotel and bar guests? How does breakfast in bed with some ricotta pancakes sound? Delicious to us, but maybe you never bought into that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” idea. For those of you who start the morning with a granola bar on the go, you might opt for grilled three-cheese tramezzini (pickled vegetables and brioche), lasagna verde (fresh spinach pasta and bolognese), or risotto croquettes with tomato and mozzarella, all served from the comforts of your own luxury suite.
But you don’t have to be a hotel guest or Maialino patron to sample the sweet treats from Anderer’s kitchen. Stop in at Jade Bar any time of day for a mini foccaccia pizzette or a portabello mushroom sandwich made with spinach, goat cheese, and balsamic vinegar. Cheeseburgers, lamb sliders, and fried egg BLT’s await those late-night party people who need to satisfy some cravings at Rose Bar.
Not only can we not wait to sink our teeth into some of these vittles, this kind of news has us even more excited about the completion of the redesigned Roof Club and Garden restaurant on top of the Gramercy, expected to come later this year.
“I am thrilled to be working with Danny and have Nick’s great food available to our guests, as well as for special events at the Roof Club. We are so pleased with the success of the restaurant and thank Danny for his great vision and continued support in helping us offer the best experiences to our guests,” says Ian Schrager.